Sketchy Thursdays

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Good afternoon!  What a whirl of a week it has been!  I cannot believe that it is, already, Wednesday!  Storytime, at our local library, started back up, again, last week.  So, Adina is getting to enjoy hearing stories, rhyming, and singing, with a group of kiddos ages 18 to 36 months, every Wednesday morning.  Plus, Ezekiel is getting to fill his mind up with all kinds of fabulous, new fiction and nonfiction, alike.  Here's his stack for this week, and believe it or not, he'll have it all read in just a couple of days.
I have a sweet, little layout, of my baby girl, for you all, today.
I started this layout by machine stitching a red-threaded frame, approximately, 1-3/4" in from the outside edges of my patterned, paper page.
I, then, cut my pictures into 4" squares; rounded their corners; and adhered them, in a grid pattern, with the final square, in the bottom right corner, being from an aqua, plaid, patterned paper.  I LOVE the journaling oval, in the center of the layout, especially, that little touch of red, in the flower, which inspired all the red elements, from the stitching, to the "sooo SLEEPY", sticker title, to the red, Baker's Twine, on which part of my title hangs, to the patterned paper I used to create the large flower.
That large flower was stamped, on patterned paper, in Jet Black ink, three times; cut out in portions, which were adhered, with dimensionals, one on top of the other; glittered; and embellished with a couple, stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Wild Wasabi cardstock, leaves, which were dressed up with a few, clear, Rain Dots.  A November '08, date tab and mini clothespins, to anchor either side of the Baker's Twine line, complete the look...
which was inspired by Sketchy Thursdays' current sketch.
Oh!  And it was another, happy, mail day, today!  Stampin' Up is having a HUGE, up to 80% off, sale, on their Clearance Rack, to clear out old inventory and make room for new product.  Well, how could I possibly pass that up?!  Check out the scrumptious goodies that I got for a fraction of their original, selling prices.
Here's the low-down:
  • Twill Tape
  • Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
  • Basic Gray 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
  • Certainly Celery Double-Sided 12x12 Designer Series Paper
  • Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Earth Elements 12x12 Textured Cardstock
  • Hooray Designer Hardware
  • In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • Kraft 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
  • Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
  • So Saffron 7/8" Poly Twill Ribbon
That's all, for today, bloggers.  Hope you're all having a fantastic day!  Thanks, again and again, for stopping by!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Ever After (Wplus9) Paper: Wild Wasabi (SU); patterned page & red, flower patterned (Crate Paper); aqua, plaid patterned (Cosmo Cricket) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: mini clothespins (Canvas Corp); red, star, banner stickers (Jenni Bowlin); red, Tiny Type, alpha stickers (Cosmo Cricket); journal oval & date tab (Crate Paper); red, Baker's Twine (AR Designs); Rain Dots (Cloud 9); white glitter (K&Company); dimensionals; red thread & sewing machine; Corner punch (SU)


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous layout! Those photo's are so sweet!
Really sleepy! Love your design, that stitching and the touches of red! Great banner!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous layout! Love the touches of red, the stitching and that banner!
Such sweet photo's!
Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee those photos, the stitching and loveeeeeeeee the star banner!! AND LOVING the goodies you got! :):):) Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

Love your layout!!! So cute! And the banner is perfect!

Ruthie said...

YAY - Goooooooo Libraries!!!! erm - yeah, might be biased because I work in libraries! Lolx